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Feb 19

Florida Georgia Line Can’t Wait to Play Stadiums

Florida Georgia Line Can't Wait to Play Stadiums

Florida Georgia Line photo by Kristin Barlowe, courtesy of BMLG.

Florida Georgia Line is looking forward to playing stadiums with Jason Aldean on his Burn It Down Tour. The first of five stadium shows, set for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, sold out within minutes — getting the duo even more excited to take the stage.

“That’s gonna be our first big baseball stadium that we’ve played and we’re real excited about it,” Tyler Hubbard said. “ We grew up big fans of baseball and enjoy playing, BK played in college, and it’s still a big part of our life. So, we’re very excited about putting that many people together and having a big ‘ol party in a baseball stadium. It’s gonna be a great opportunity for us.” Continue Reading

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Feb 17

Jason Aldean Sells Out Atlanta & Adds Two More Shows

Jason Aldean Sells Out Atlanta & Adds Two More Shows

Photo courtesy of The GreenRoom.

Jason Aldean is a Georgia native and its going to be his kind of party when his Burn It Down Tour rolls into Atlanta in May. Jason’s May 17 show at Atlanta’s Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood went on sale Friday and sold out within hours. Fan demand prompted Jason to add another two Atlanta shows to the schedule which will go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.

Besides selling out Atlanta, Jason also sold out shows in Cleveland and Denver on Friday. His Burn It Down Tour will kick off May 1 in Roanoke, Va. The tour, set to stop in 45 cities, has already sold out baseball stadiums in Cleveland, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio and two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr are along as special guests, with Miranda Lambert joining the lineup on select stadium dates. Continue Reading

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Feb 14

Katie Armiger’s “Safe” Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Katie Armiger's "Safe" Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Katie Armiger photo courtesy of LOUDMOUTH Entertainment.

Katie Armiger’s “Safe” takes over at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown this week, knocking Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away Medley” to No. 2 after a two week run in the top spot. Hosted by Nan Kelley, new videos from Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert and Randy Houser also make their countdown debuts!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  3. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  4. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  5. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”
  6. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  9. Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwood – “The Call”
  10. Zac Brown Band – “Sweet Annie” Continue Reading

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Feb 4

Miranda Lambert To Release “Automatic” February 5

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

Miranda Lambert will release “Automatic,” the lead single from her upcoming album, to country radio on February 5. Co-written by Miranda, Nicolle Gaylon and Natalie Hemby, the autobiographical song covers the days of pay phones, learning to drive a stick shift, driving to Dallas to buy an Easter dress, recording the country countdown on her cassette recorder and more.

“‘Automatic’ is a song about the good life,” Miranda said. “It’s about slowing down, taking a breath and remembering what it’s like to live life a little more simply. It’s not about going back, but reminiscing about what it was like to hang laundry on the line and wait for it to dry and my dad teaching me how to drive my ’55 Chevy that I still have but don’t drive nearly enough. The song brings back good memories and it reminds me to take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun.” Continue Reading

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Jan 31

Carrie Underwood Reaches No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Reaches No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away Medley” takes over at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown, knocking Alan Jackson’s “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” to No. 2 after a multi-week run at the top of the chart. Katie Armiger’s “Safe” has a big debut, entering the charts at No. 3, while Florida Georgia Line returns to the chart with “Stay.”

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Plus, it was a very stylish edition of Top 20 Country Countdown with host Nan Kelley visiting Gary Allan’s men’s apparel store, The Label, in Nashville. Gary joined her as co-host to talk fashion, music and Gary’s new tour, all while counting down this week’s Top 20 videos.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
  3. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  4. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  5. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  6. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  9. Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”
  10. Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwood – “The Call” Continue Reading

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Jan 30

Watch Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water” Music Video

Watch Tyler Farr's "Whiskey in My Water" Music Video

Tyler Farr photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Tyler Farr has released the music video for his new single, “Whiskey in My Water.” Filmed at the George Dickel distillery outside of Nashville, the clip follows a couple in love as they experience everyday moments and wait for the sun to go down while Tyler performs the song among rows of whiskey.

“’Whiskey in My Water’ is just one of those songs that just came out of nowhere,” Tyler said. “The lyrics just flowed. It’s pretty much my way, or any other country boy’s way, of expressing to a girl, ‘Hey, you’re my kind of girl.”

Watch the “Whiskey In My Water” music video below: Continue Reading

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Jan 29

Nominees Announced for 49th Annual ACM Awards

Nominees Announced for 49th Annual ACM AwardsNominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Nominees were revealed online via the third annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson, The Insider co-anchor Kevin Frazier, singer and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Jerrod Niemann, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Darius Rucker, The Talk hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood and surprise guest pop superstar Katy Perry, all announced nominations in video postings to the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter sites during the approximately 45 minute online event.

Fans will again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s. As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year.  These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the 3 nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert earned seven nominations, including her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighthconsecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and twice for Vocal Event of the Year for both “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Tim McGraw received seven nominations, including Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. He is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both the artist and producer.

Keith Urban received six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. In the category for Vocal Event of the Year he is nominated for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, as well as nominated twice for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert as the artist and producer.

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive nod for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck.”

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park.

Blake Shelton is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fifth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received a nomination for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

Reigning New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker.

Luke Bryan received three nominations, including his second consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned an Album of the Year nomination for Crash My Party.

Darius Rucker is nominated for three awards, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” featuring Lady Antebellum.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s is now open at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM and will close on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT.  The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 6 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Lee Brice
  • Luke Bryan
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the year

  • Sheryl Crow
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year

  • Big & Rich
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

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Jan 24

Alan Jackson Remains at No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson Remains at No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson repeats No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” this week as Luke Bryan takes over the second spot with his emotional “Drink A Beer” music video. Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away Medley” makes a big debut, coming in at No. 4, while Jason Michael Carroll’s latest video, “Close Enough,” debuts at No. 14.

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Plus, host Nan Kelley spent some time at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis for Country Cares for St Jude, the annual event started by Randy Owen for country radio and artists to come together to show their support of the hospital’s work. Nan visited with patients and chatted with Randy, Rascal Flatts, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery, Sara Evans, Danielle Bradbery and more about the work the hospital is doing to save the lives of children.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
  2. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  3. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  4. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  5. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”
  6. Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”
  7. Sara Evans – “Slow Me Down”
  8. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  9. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  10. Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwood – “The Call” Continue Reading

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Jan 17

Alan Jackson Returns to No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson Returns to No. 1 on Top 20

Alan Jackson photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Alan Jackson is back at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Blue Ridge Mountain Song.” Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert and Danielle Bradbery round out the Top 3 as Luke Bryan and The Band Perry break into the Top 5. Zac Brown Band makes it into the Top 10 with “Sweet Annie” and Jennifer Nettles is back on the countdown with “That Girl.”

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Plus, Jennifer stopped by the studio to talk about her solo debut album, That Girl, available now, and her upcoming solo tour. Host Nan Kelley was on hand to count down this week’s Top 20 videos, all chosen by you!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Alan Jackson – “Blue Ridge Mountain Song”
  2. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “The Heart of Dixie”
  4. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  5. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  7. Sara Evans – “Slow Me Down”
  8. Garth Brooks w/Trisha Yearwood – “The Call”
  9. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  10. Zac Brown Band – “Sweet Annie” Continue Reading

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Jan 17

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Jason Aldean hangs with George Strait, Dierks Bentley shows off his new son, Knox, Jennifer Nettles releases her solo debut album and Jana Kramer visits Honduras. Plus, Carrie Underwood’s good friend and favorite baker, Ivey Childers, picks up a bottle of Carrie’s Nicole by OPI nail polish – and gets a pedicure from Carrie herself! Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Jason Aldean hangs out with George Strait

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/JasonAldean.

Jason Aldean – Jason_Aldean: Hangin with the one and only Mr. @GeorgeStrait at our show last week. Coolest dude ever.

Jennifer Nettles – JenniferNettles: Thank you all! All the love and positive feedback from fans, friends, colleagues and loved ones, has me feeling super grateful!! Thank you!

Kellie PicklerKelliePickler: Contestant: Why did the dog go in the water? Judges: Why? Contestant: It didn’t want to be a hot dog. #AmericanIdol #RazzleDazzle

Dierks Bentley shows off his son Knox

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DierksBentley.

Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: watching football with my buddy knox. he wants me to give a shout out to @LBTmusic for his new duds! @nfl #NOvsSEA Continue Reading

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